Remember when the default leftist line was a sneering “Republicans believe corporations are people.”
Now, much as on feminism and using national security to target domestic political opponents, the Democrats have flipped around and decided that corporations are people.
The media and lefty social media were vocally cheering Disney’s lawsuit against the DeSantis administration accusing it of political discrimination.
The media neglected to mention that it was defending a corporation’s insistence that it should be able to set its own zoning codes and run its own region with a shadow board. That’s not just arguing that corporations are people, but that they’re governments.
And really set aside all the LGBTQ debates and the wokeness and that’s what the Disney vs. DeSantis battle is about. The actual legal issue at stake here is whether a corporation should be a local government.
Gov. DeSantis stripped away Disney’s status as a local government. Disney wants it back. The Left and the media are in Disney’s corner.
They’re not just supporting Disney because of identity politics, but because corporations have become a defining element of the authoritarian Left. Over the last decade, the Left has turned to corporations to pressure conservative states to abandon religious freedom, to fund their operations and to broadcast their propaganda.
The vast power of corporations relative to individuals, the very thing lefties used to criticize about corporations, is exactly why the Left has fallen in love with them.
If you’re going to transform the country and take away individual freedoms, corporations are a great lever.
And the Left isn’t even arguing that corporations are people, but that they should rule over us.